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This multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by the Water Resources Mission Area.

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Animation of Groundwater Watch Active Water Level Network national US map
October 31, 2020

October 2020 Active Groundwater Level Network Animation

The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for October 2020. Please note: starting around October 22nd

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Attribution: Water Resources
October 1, 2020

U.S. River Conditions, July to September 2020

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage (red open circles) to the wettest (blue closed circles). There is also a purple ring added to indicate gages that are flooding. At the beginning of July, the Southwest US experienced severe

October 1, 2020

U.S. River Conditions, Water Year 2020

This animation shows the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage (red open circles) to the wettest (blue closed circles). There is also a purple ring added to indicate gages that are flooding.

Most of the East Coast was experiencing dry conditions in

USGS scientist uses a weighted basket sampler to collect a Time of Travel red-dye sample
September 30, 2020

Collecting a red-dye sample in Olathe, Kansas

USGS scientist uses a weighted basket sampler to collect a Time of Travel red-dye sample at WaterOne in Olathe, Kansas. 

USGS scientist Chantelle Davis prepares to collect a red-dye sample
September 30, 2020

USGS scientist prepares to collect a red-dye sample in Olathe, Kansas

USGS scientist Chantelle Davis prepares to collect a red-dye sample, at sunrise, for the Time of Travel study in Olathe, Kansas. 

Animation of Groundwater Watch Active Water Level Network national US map
September 30, 2020

September 2020 Active Groundwater Level Network Animation

The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for September 2020.

 

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS scientist watches over the many samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas.
September 29, 2020

Samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas

USGS scientist watches over the many samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas while he awaits the next sample.

USGS scientist gets a field fluorometer reading from a recently collected red-dye study sample from the Kansas River in DeSoto.
September 29, 2020

Getting a field fluorometer reading from a red-dye study sample

USGS scientist Ian Gambill gets a field fluorometer reading from a recently collected red-dye study sample from the Kansas River in DeSoto, Kansas.

Photo of river in steep-sided canyon. A cableway is set up over the river. Scientific instruments are mounted on the cableway ov
September 24, 2020

USGS Testing ground-penetrating radar (GPR) on a cableway

In September 2020 USGS tested ground-penetrating radar (GPR) mounted on a cableway over the Gunnison River in Colorado. USGS has been testing use of the GPR to map river bathymetry (profiles of water depth along the river), measurements often made by personnel in the water or on boats. We are also testing use of the GPR to map the shallow subsurface geology below the

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Animation showing rain totals and water levels in the southeast U.S. during Hurricane Sally
September 23, 2020

Hurricane Sally Water Footprint Data Visualization

Watch Hurricane Sally move through the southeast U.S. in this data visualization, and see USGS streamgage measurements spike as the storm’s extreme rainfall leads to intense flooding. USGS streamgages provide critical information during storms to flood forecasters and emergency managers as they make decisions that contributes to protecting lives and property. Understanding

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Attribution: Water Resources
Flowing stream
September 21, 2020

Pole Bridge Creek (2) sampled as part of RSQA

Pole Bridge Creek is one of the sites investigated in the USGS Regional Stream Quality Assessment, during which water quality and ecological condition were sampled.

Photo of rocky area with standing water and grasses. Table with water quality monitoring equipment can be seen. USGS field truck
September 21, 2020

Water Sampling at Soldier Meadows Spring Complex in Nevada

In September 2020, field crews in the USGS Nevada Water Science Center measured spring flow and collected water-quality samples at locations around the Soldier Meadows Spring Complex in Nevada. The spring complex is the only home of a small fish called the desert dace. USGS is collaborating with local and federal partners

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